GOP Senate Candidate says God Intended Pregnancies From Rape

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  1. tammybarnette profile image60
    tammybarnetteposted 8 years ago

    http://news.yahoo.com/gop-senate-candid … itics.html

    Indiana Republican Senate Candidate Richarard Murdock said pregnancies resulting from rape are part of God's plan....

    1. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Tammy, barbarians and neaderthols threaten the civil discourse among civilized people. How does the GOP keep the ugly wart on the face that it presents to world from actually being seen and commented upon? They have not done too good of a job thus far.

      1. tammybarnette profile image60
        tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Credence2, The part that really blows my mind; so many women still support him...I just do not understand that. It opens the flood gates and turns our country in a retrospective position that wil never be able to compete in the global economy.

      2. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        + OVER A MULTILLION TIMES.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    A statement which will most likely keep the Senate Democrat controlled..

    1. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hope your right about that...I am flabbergasted by the extremism of the GOP today...I honestly believe our seperation of Church and State policy is the fundamental reason for our power as a nation...mixing that all back together, well we would be no different than the middle east...

  3. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    It is so far right that, (to them), Obama looks far left, which we know he's not.  He's closer to being a centrist than most will acknowledge, left of center.

    1. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      RebekahELLE, He is the most center dem ever...he is more center than Clinton...His foriegn policy is almost Conservative, I guess that is why Romney agreed with him so much. This is a scary day for our American culture.

  4. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 8 years ago

    This is a gender issue. I can't believe that in this day and age, women are still having to listen to this kind of crap, from some man who will never know what it is to be raped and conceive a child from rape. Who the F does he think he is? He should only make judgements about circumstances which he is likely to experience one day. He needs to shut up, the hypocrisy is sickening.

    1. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hollie, I know, it's insane thinking that I can not even comprehend...If that party takes over I fear our future as women, I have 4 daughters, the oldest is my step the youngest only 4...I never would have believed I would be worrying about this for their future.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're right Tammy, it's frightening. I don't live in the US, but this IS a gender issue and what happens in the US tends to eventually happen here. I have one daughter, she's 15, I worry about her so much, too. You don't have to be a bra burning feminist to see that what is coming down the line does not play out well for women, not at all. I hope those nut jobs never, ever see power.

        1. tammybarnette profile image60
          tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hollie, From your lips to God's ears smile

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
            Hollie Thomasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            smile

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
              Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this
              1. tammybarnette profile image60
                tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                mad Wow! He's digging a big hole! I hope he falls in it!

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                  Hollie Thomasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Seriously though, have close family members or concerned neighbours not considered the "sectioning" option? I mean, here is a man who clearly believes that women who have been raped might have avoided their fate if only they had "prayed a little more" there appears to be some major psychological/perhaps psychiatric issues there. And, he certainly appears to present as a danger to others, if not to himself.

              2. Helena Ricketts profile image95
                Helena Rickettsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Um, you do realize that you just cited a satire website that is similar to The Onion?

                The same site is also running these stories:

                Obama Begins 24 Hour Rocky Marathon  http://dailycurrant.com/2012/10/15/obam … -marathon/

                Biden Calls Ryan's Mother to Apologize for Ass Kicking  http://dailycurrant.com/2012/10/11/bide … -whopping/

                Romney Slits Candy Crowley's Tires  http://dailycurrant.com/2012/10/16/romn … lys-tires/

                and my personal favorite...

                Steve Jobs Almost Done Reinventing Heaven  http://dailycurrant.com/2012/10/05/stev … ng-heaven/

                Like I always say, don't believe everything that you read online.

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      THANK YOU, Hollie.    How DARE they tell a woman to forcibly endure an unwanted pregnancy, espcially one as a result of a violent act!   How egregiously insensitive indeed!    Has this  so-called GOP candidate lost what is left of what little mind he has?!

  5. Repairguy47 profile image60
    Repairguy47posted 8 years ago

    Its a good thing women are not as dumb as you libs presume! They are not buying the lefts fabricated war on women. Women will put Romney over the top, because they want jobs too!

    1. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am sure they want rights as well Repairguy...

      1. Repairguy47 profile image60
        Repairguy47posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Perhaps you can tell me what rights they've lost.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          The fact that you even have to ask that question speaks volumes about your knowledge regarding the issue.

        2. tammybarnette profile image60
          tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Repairguy, I am guessing you are a man, but gyno visits and controception are basic healthcare needs of women, many women use contraceptives for other reasons than merely birthcontrol...I myself was having personal problems, I will not go into to detail, but I had to use birthcontrol at age 35 and then schedule a surgery this year...Roe v Wade was a huge fight, there are many reasons for abortion and DNC's being such, but now this right wing zealot comes out and blames the woman for being raped, that she didn't pray hard enough! Those are the rights inwhich I speak, and it opens the flood gates....

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your precious Romney will make sure that men are 'on top' at the expense of women. Don't you worry, the war is quite real as skirmish after skirmish indicates

      1. Repairguy47 profile image60
        Repairguy47posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Where are the skirmishes occurring?

        1. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Don't get simple on me, Repair, Have you been following the news? Rerograde struggles in regard to abortion
          , planned parenthood, probes into private parts, that sort of thing, you know. Yes, If i were female I want jobs but my reproductive rights should not be the price I pay to obtain them Your party platform denies women abortion rights in all cases except the life to the mother, this arrogance is war in itself on one half of our population. And for this the rightwinger will pay dearly at the polls,

          1. Repairguy47 profile image60
            Repairguy47posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Where is abortion illegal?

            1. tammybarnette profile image60
              tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              That is Roe v Wade...one of the first steps R/R wants to take IF they take office. Then it will be illegal everywhere

              1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                Repairguy47posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I asked where abortion is illegal, answer please?

                1. tammybarnette profile image60
                  tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Look above please...Roe V Wade, do you understand that is the law that made it legal, it is on the chopping block of R/R...

                2. Credence2 profile image80
                  Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Cmon, Repair RR both pledges to repeal Roe Vs Wade, don't act so astonished. That personhood stance taken Ryan is even more an affront to the rights of women, Brother, are your people in trouble or what?

                  1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                    Repairguy47posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Proof please.

  6. profile image0
    Sooner28posted 8 years ago

    For a Republican, he is quite enlightened.  He didn't differentiate between "forcible" and "nonforcible" rape.  Maybe the party is getting better tongue.

    1. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  7. chaoticpsyche profile image60
    chaoticpsycheposted 8 years ago

    I think the thought, and after reading the whole article, was that any pregnancy is a gift from God. Just because the means to that pregnancy was horrible, does not mean the child will not be a gift from God.

    1. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that is what he meant, the baby is the gift from God, I have a problem however with the idea of women being forced to have their rapist child...it is not the babies fault, of course, but that is between a woman and her God, government should never be allowed to intervene...

  8. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    There is no ambiguity here.
    The Republican platform is to outlaw ALL abortions. No exceptions.
    That is quite clearly Paul Ryan's stance.
    Romney in the primaries said he would be DELIGHTED to sign legislation outlawing abortion.
    He has 'softened' his position recently in an effort to pull in unsuspecting women voters.
    But, Mourdock is the ONLY Senate candidate Romney endorsed.
    He must be very, very familiar with Mr. Mourdock.
    He says he wants him in Congress.

    Atkins, Mourdock, Walsh, Ryan -- there are many more who are smart enough not to talk to the media about their agenda.

    Anyone who thinks Roe v. Wade is not in play has not been paying attention.
    We have a little under 2 weeks to WAKE UP and PAY ATTENTION.
    A Romney SCOTUS WILL Repeal Roe v. Wade.

  9. chaoticpsyche profile image60
    chaoticpsycheposted 8 years ago

    Tammy - I agree. The only reason for abortion should be in cases of rape. Of course this is only my opinion. smile

    1. profile image0
      Sooner28posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And do you want your opinion to be binding on all women?

    2. Mighty Mom profile image80
      Mighty Momposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Did you read any of tammy's posts?
      That is not at all what she is saying.

  10. kathleenkat profile image74
    kathleenkatposted 8 years ago

    I know a woman who says "if you were raped, and you become pregnant, then the child was meant to be there."

    It's not really an uncommon belief, especially with Christians, which make up a rather large portion of the population. I don't see why it's surprising, or even news-worthy, that someone in the GOP believes this.

    1. Cody Hodge5 profile image70
      Cody Hodge5posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      While I never begrudge anyone for their religious beliefs, I consider it a fallacy that religious beliefs should somehow translate in political beliefs.

      1. kathleenkat profile image74
        kathleenkatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Religion is a lifestyle. It is impossible to remove it from the way you live your life, particularly politics, and more particularly because today's American politics are centered around beliefs of "rights" and "wrongs."

        1. tammybarnette profile image60
          tammybarnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          kathleenkat, I watched an interview of Santorum last night, as we know he is also very religious, he of course stuck to this same ideal, but when pressed about his own daughter he eventually said of course he would still love her if she made a "different" choice...I think policy sometimes reflects grand ideals and beliefs, but human nature is far less black and white...we should never judge another especially if we have never walked in those shoes...I believe the seperation of Church and State is the fundamental difference between the American culture and the rest of the world, I believe it is imperative that it is upheld, and would be unconstitutional to do any different, our rights as American citizens should reflect the variety of beliefs and cultures that exist within our borders.

        2. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          But, Kat the way I choose to live my life as compared with another are two different things and that is something the rightwinger fails to acknowledge and respect

    2. profile image0
      Sooner28posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just because it's not uncommon, it doesn't follow that we should just not talk about it and debate it.

      It was very common at one point in American history to find the majority of whites believed in slavery, and also called themselves Christians.  The claim itself must be evaluated, and a "consensual validation" is not a defense.

 
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